GrowUp Aquaponic Urban Farm

GrowUp Aquaponic Urban Farm

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This Summer, the 47/49 Yard will host London’s first Aquaponic Urban Farm Box. Yeah, you heard right!

This ambitious new project will be run by Kate and Tom, the bright young sparks behind urban farming business GrowUp, whom we are extremely excited to be collaborating with.

The farm will show how fresh food can be grown anywhere in the city, in a way that is ecologically sustainable and commercially scalable.

Aquaponics is the technology that makes that vision a reality – by producing fresh fish and vegetables in a recirculating farming system. In aquaponics, the nutrient-rish waste water from fish tanks is converted by microbacteria into nutrients. The nutrients fertilize the plants and in turn the plants purify the water. The water is then pumped back into the fish tanks. The only input into the system is vegetarian protein fish food, which breaks the chain of feeding farmed fish on an unsustainable source of wild fish fry. This low-water, low-energy use system is an environmentally conscious way of growing delicious food.

From May, the Box will have a temporary home at 47/49, and will be open to the public at weekends and via a programme of special events. Watch this space for more announcements.

Be one of the first to get involved! Help the farm reach its crowd funding target and claim a host of amazing rewards here.

Find out more about GrowUp and aquaponics by visiting Kate and Tom’s website here.


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